February 15, 2017 at 1:45PM


How important are background checks for extras?

I'm shooting a short film on a skeleton budget with a pretty sexual undertone. I'm skeptical about extras crossing the line or making the main cast uncomfortable.

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Well, you have to tell your extras exactly what they shall do and what they shall not do.
On a skeleton budget your extras are probably people you get access to over people you know or over people knowing people you know and so on. So these won't just send those "strangers" as extras to know without keeping in their mind that they are able to do the job.

February 15, 2017 at 2:09PM, Edited February 15, 2:09PM

Eric Halbherr
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